Exiles announce coaching line-up for new season

Picture London Cornish DoR Dickon Moon
London Cornish RFC is delighted to confirm the following coaching team for season 2018-19:
HEAD COACH – CORNE DU RAND
Corne has enjoyed a fine coaching career, encompassing spells at both Ealing RFC and London Scottish RFC in the Championship, from whom he joins LCRFC. He is an RFU Level 3 Qualified Coach who specialises in developing players skills, and takes control with immediate effect. Corne comments “I am delighted to have been offered this opportunity to work with such a unique club. I am hugely impressed by the strong ethos that the club has maintained and the ambitions within the club to see what is achievable without moving away from what makes the club unique. I am looking forward to working with the coaching and management team assembled by Dickon, all the players, along with the new recruits, as well as meeting all everyone involved with the club – there is plenty to do in limited time and it’s an exciting opportunity to develop the club further.”
 

ASSISTANT COACH – DAN LEO
3 World Cups, 39 caps for Samoa, a Heineken Cup, Premiership and most importantly a London 2 South-West Winner, Dan returns after a season with Bishops Stortford in National 1 because London 1 South is a gap in his rugby coaching CV! He had a massive impact both on and off the pitch in his previous spell here and, as he is moving back south for family reasons, is expecting to be able to bring the same innovative approach to coaching this time around! Dan adds “After a successful 2016-17 season at LCRFC when we went unbeaten, it’s great to be returning to a club I know well. The club is strongly accustomed to winning and I look forward to the challenge of working with Corne and Paul in establishing Cornish as a top 4 side in London 1 South, and really kicking on as one of the best amateur clubs in England.”

2s COACH – PAUL SPIVEY
Paul joins after a 13 year semi-pro career with the likes of Hull Ionians, Moseley, London Scottish, Ealing and Rosslyn Park, from whom he moves to us. He played for 6 seasons in the Championship, and though he has coached at youth level, is starting out on his adult coaching journey. He has already observed pre season training and will be a great addition to the team.

DoR Dickon Moon adds “I am sure you will agree with me that this represents a very exciting coaching team with which to work, and all are joining because the 1 night a week training, low travel element of a Level 6 club fits neatly around their other commitments. I am still on the hunt for a Backs Coach, probably seeking their first coaching role, but we have enough cover with the experience we have above if we are not successful in landing one. I also hope that the calibre of this coaching team will more players keen to develop their games join LCRFC, and Cornish lads moving up here or at other clubs in the area come home to Cornish!

 

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